Thirteen years ago, Carthy Frye-Thomas took a leap of faith that landed her in the heart of South Miami. Originally from St. Thomas, Carthy spent two years traveling between the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) and South Florida where her role was to manage the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) brand and build community partnerships in the medically underserved USVI. Carthy also led the publicity effort to educate local physicians on the many educational opportunities available to their patients through the NCI. Before deciding to permanently relocate to Florida the marketing professional led many noteworthy PR campaigns from South Florida to the Caribbean.
Her success led the young publicist to be offered a position at the University of Miami’s medical campus, where she quickly advanced to Associate Director of Marketing. By 2009, Carthy had spent nearly ten years building her career, while simultaneously establishing strategic relationships within South Florida’s diverse marketplace. A true community advocate, she found opportunities to connect cross culturally and was relentless in her desire to provide programming to a variety of individuals and communities.
After thirteen years employed by major healthcare leaders in South Florida and over sixteen years in the medical profession, Carthy considers herself to be a healthcare warrior and remains dedicated to creating excellent healthcare experiences. Committed to serving her community both domestically and internationally, Carthy launched Trust Healthcare Plus in 2015, a concierge medical tourism business providing resources and services to individuals, families and businesses in need of the best in routine, urgent and emergency care.
As an Advisory Board Member for Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick, Carthy brings with her a wealth of professional experiences including media relations, marketing and community outreach as well as social media management, public relations and branding. An avid outdoors woman, participation in triathlons has reinforced Carthy’s sense of dedication, team building, time management and an overall drive to succeed. Life in south Florida has been filled with both personal and professional growth. Carthy is happily married and considers Hollywood, Florida her second home. She looks forward to raising a family there and empowering women on their road to personal and professional success.
Carthy is aligned with the following Community Organizations:
- Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami
- Toastmasters International
- South Florida Cancer Collaborative
- Rotary International
- Leukemia Lymphoma Society
- Educate Tomorrow
- Florida Society of Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing
- Public Relations Society of America
- American Heart Association’s Multicultural Council
- Impact Broward
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Morgan State University – BS
- University of Miami – MA
“Sometimes you don’t find your purpose, your purpose finds you.”